How Long Will Vegetable Seeds Stay Viable?

Each year, I end up with many more vegetable seeds than I could possible plant in my garden. So, I give them to friends. Or, I save them for the next growing season ... or, the next growing season after that. As a result, some of my seeds are several… [Continue Reading]

How Long Will Vegetable Seeds Stay Viable? How Long Will Vegetable Seeds Stay Viable?

Growing Food From Seeds

Growing food from seeds is easier than you may think. This Seasonal Wisdom mini-guide gives you quick tips and resources for seed starting this growing season, as well as some of my favorite foods to grow from seeds.… [Continue Reading]

Growing Food From Seeds Growing Food From Seeds

At Home With P. Allen Smith

My mother used to say that when she died, she imagined heaven would look like Charlottesville, Virginia. She really meant Monticello, the famous country estate that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, with its Neoclassic architecture, orderly kitchen gardens… [Continue Reading]

At Home With P. Allen Smith At Home With P. Allen Smith

Your Harvest Time Food Guide

August 25, 2013
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Harvest time is going strong as I write this Seasonal Wisdom post.  August and September have long been celebrated as an abundant time of year when delicious fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Now is the time to acknowledge Mother Nature’s gifts, while preparing for the upcoming cold season. This Seasonal Wisdom harvest time post is […]

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The Drunken Botanist and Champagne Cocktails

August 19, 2013
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Amy Stewart has done it again. The award-winning author of six critically acclaimed books about the natural world has turned her eye toward botany and booze in her newest book called The Drunken Botanist – and it’s a winner. Learn more about this New York Times-bestselling book on “the plants that create the world’s great […]

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P. Allen Smith and Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

August 5, 2013
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Baby, it’s hot outside.  Cool off with this Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe from Seasonal Wisdom. Packed with sweet and hot peppers, limes and red onions, this watermelon gazpacho makes a delicious chilled soup or a refreshing vodka-based cocktail we like to call “Watery Mary.” This gazpacho is inspired by the flavors of late-summer, the traditional harvest […]

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A Garden Tour with Billy Goodnick

July 30, 2013
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Behind these gates is a private garden in the upscale, coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. Best of all, you can enter this exclusive home garden now with a special Seasonal Wisdom tour, hosted by award-winning writer and landscape architect Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams. […]

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Celebrate the Fire in Summer Feng Shui

July 25, 2013
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Contributor: Seasonal Wisdom is delighted to provide this summer Feng Shui advice from NY-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.  You may remember her Feng Shui advice about fall, winter and spring already. Learn how you can use the timeless lessons of Feng Shui to enjoy this season to the fullest. Here’s what Ann has […]

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Enter to Win a Mid-Summer Garden Giveaway!

July 15, 2013
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Welcome to the Seasonal Wisdom Mid-Summer Garden Giveaway. Could your garden use a little help right about now? If so, here’s your chance to win several cool prizes for your home garden, valued at approximately $100. One prize is this SolaRadiance solar-powered plant container, shown above, which you’ll have a chance to try even before […]

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Vertical Succulent Garden Saves Space, Looks Great

July 11, 2013
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Drought tolerant succulents are easy to love, especially when they are grown as beautifully as this vertical succulent garden in Ventura, California. Come take a tour of this amazing vertical succulent garden that Seasonal Wisdom spotted recently on a garden tour sponsored by the new Ventura Botanical Gardens. These succulents offer a feast of colors, […]

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Fun Ways to Eat Edible Flowers

July 1, 2013
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Here at Seasonal Wisdom, we are big fans of edible flowers. In fact, here are eight of our favorite edible flowers to grow in the garden. To help you get started, Seasonal Wisdom shares some more fun ways to use edible flowers in your drinks and meals, including these squash flowers photographed by Weaselmcfee/Flickr. Once […]

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Creating a Lattice Trellis Garden at Your Home

June 20, 2013
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Contributor: Enjoying a lattice trellis garden at home is easy with these tips from Chris Long at Home Depot. Here’s what Chris recommends in this exclusive guest post for Seasonal Wisdom readers…  Summer’s heat can be brutal, particularly for outdoor plants. But before you take up a project to revitalize your struggling outdoor garden, consider taking […]

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Hot Trends from 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

June 11, 2013
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All eyes turned to London recently for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25. Celebrating its centennial this year, the world-renowned flower show featured exciting new plants – and old-fashioned favorites – to provide an eye-opening look at how gardening styles have changed over the last 100 years. Come take a peek at the hottest […]

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